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Crime Jumps More Than 5% in North Dakota

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The North Dakota Attorney General's office has released its annual look at crime in the state and the numbers show an almost across the board increase.

Here's a look at the summary provided by the North Dakota Attorney General's office:

In 2013, 15,685 crime index offenses were reported by local law enforcement agencies. This is an increase of 5.5 percent from the total of 14,866 reported in 2012.

Crime index offenses include: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft. 

The Census Bureau estimate of North Dakota's population for 2013 is 723,393. The index crime rate per 100,000 population for 2013 is 2168.3. The index crime rate for 2012 was 2124.8 per 100,000 population. This is a 2 percent increase in the crime rate. 

The total number of reported violent index crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) was 1,558. This represents an increase of 7.4 percent from the total of 1,451 reported in 2012. In 2011, 1,353 violent index crimes were reported. 

Violent crime accounted for 9.9 percent of total index crimes reported in 2013. 

Collectively, property crimes (burglary, larceny/theft and motor vehicle theft) increased by 5.3 percent from 13,415 reported in 2012 to 14,127 reported in 2013. 

Property crime accounted for 90.1 percent of total crime index offenses reported in 2013.  The 10,243 larceny/theft offenses reported in 2013 accounted for 65.3 percent of total index crimes. 

More than $33.3 million worth of property was reported stolen in 2013, with over 25 percent of that amount reported as recovered by law enforcement officials. 

North Dakota law enforcement agencies reported 31,166 arrests in 2013. A total of 32,380 arrests was reported in 2012.  In 2013, juvenile arrests accounted for 14.6 percent of the total arrests. Juvenile arrests were 20 percent of the total arrests of crime index offenses. 

The number of reported arrests in 2013 for DUI decreased to 7,086 from 7,322 reported in 2012.  Arrests for drug offenses increased 19.5 percent from a 2012 total of 2,872 to 3,431 in 2013.

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